Phantasm - J.S. Bach: The Well-Tempered Consort – I - BBC Radio 3 ‘Record Review’

[The Well-Tempered Consort, vol. 1] offers a selection of Bach’s Preludes, Fugues and Chorale Preludes given new voices by the viol consort Phantasm. They make the point that a viol consort can put human flesh on the bones of counterpoint in really interesting ways. [Bach’s keyboard works are] beautifully inhabited by the plangent, melancholy voices of the viols framed by a rich and transparent recording. I enjoyed it a lot. Harpsichords and organists should address their complaints to Mr Dreyfus at Phantasm, not yours truly.

BBC Radio 3 ‘Record Review’
08 February 2020